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cannikin

or can·i·kin

[ kan-i-kin ]
/ ˈkæn ɪ kɪn /
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noun
a small can or drinking cup.
a small wooden bucket.
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Origin of cannikin

First recorded in 1560–70; from Middle Dutch cannekijn “little can,” equivalent to Middle Dutch canne “can” (Dutch kanne ) (see can2) + -kijn, a diminutive suffix; see origin at -kin
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British Dictionary definitions for cannikin

cannikin

canakin or canikin

/ (ˈkænɪkɪn) /

noun
a small can, esp one used as a drinking vessel

Word Origin for cannikin

C16: from Middle Dutch kanneken; see can ², -kin
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